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20 December, 2004

Passion Play (A Reflection)*

Inscrutable are the ways of betrayers:
treachery takes strange forms in this,
the devil's answer to their prayers.
Two millennia before, a kiss

betokened a nailing. Not much since has happened
to mar the efficacy of this sly stratagem,
whose satin edge is just as sharpened
as when Judas bussed his Master's hem.

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*The title has little to do with the Biblical one. It suggested itself because I used the Judas story: more as a pun.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Pragya said...

How true, indeed!

20 December, 2004 07:59  
Blogger Alex said...

excellent!

20 December, 2004 10:37  
Blogger manisha lakhe said...

...we'll have to dub you st.james very soon, monsignore oops monsieur band, what with all these allusions! would like to see more of the prophet!

'bussing' very topical too (if i may allude inelegantly)!

20 December, 2004 14:00  
Blogger SPECKLED_BAND said...

Prags..sigh..yes. N.A., thank you very much :)

Manisha, as long as you don't call me St.Jim, like Eliza :)

20 December, 2004 17:09  

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